Mexican Hat wins her Woodbine Debut

Updated - 21/05/2018
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Previously raced in France, Mexican Hat, made her Woodbine debut a winning one for her new owners Narola LLC and Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. and new Trainer Catherine Day Phillips. The 4 year-old Street Cry (IRE) filly last raced October 30, 2017 in the Prix de Belle Englise Handicap at Chantilly where she finished third for her previous owners. Mexican Hat joined the stable of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips at Palm Meadows in Florida this winter training well into this debut 1 1/16 mile Maiden Allowance for $61,000 at Woodbine for her new connections. Ridden by Jockey Eurico Rosa da ...

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Little Christy wins Catherine’s first 2018 start at Woodbine

Updated - 29/04/2018
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Kevin & Kate Cullen and Samotowka Stables 4 year-old filly, Little Christy provided the first win for Trainer Catherine Day Phillips in her first start of the 2018 Woodbine meet. This was the filly's first race since July of last year and was the first time running under the tutelage of trainer Catherine Day Phillips. (more&helli...

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40 Now in Training at Woodbine

Updated - 28/04/2018
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(Photo above: All Wrapped Up, 3 YO Filly by Elusive Quality - Constrictor, by Unbridled's Song, bred by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc and John Fielding.) Trainer Catherine Day Philips has expanded her stable for 2018 with 40 horses now in training at Woodbine. To accommodate the expansion the operation was moved to a different barn on the Woodbine backstretch.  Catherine and her crew provided a facelift to the barn with new paint and matting in the stalls. With a career high 24 wins, the Multiple Graded Stakes winning Trainer was in the money for 53% of her 96 starts in 2017, Catherine...

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Dixie Moon set to make 3YO Debut at Keeneland

Updated - 07/04/2018
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The Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry bred and owned Dixie Moon (Curlin - Dixie Chicken) will be making her three-year-old debut in the G2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland Racetrack on April 8. Jockey Mike Smith will be aboard the Catherine Day Phillips trainee who is coming off of an impressive two-year-old campaign which earned her a Sovereign Award nomination in her division. After wintering with 12 horses at Palm Meadows in Florida, Catherine shipped 4 horses (and pony Tonto) to Keeneland April 1 including 6 year old Tombelaine, who made his third start of 2018 in the G2 Shakertown Stakes, w...

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Catherine Day Phillips Barn aflutter with Sovereign Award Finalists

Updated - 15/02/2018
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This year's Sovereign Awards Ceremony announcing the Champions of 2017 has created a nervous excitement in the barn of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Catherine, a finalist in the Outstanding Trainer category for 2017, is also the trainer of Champion two-year-old filly finalist Dixie Moon and Champion three-year-old Male finalist Mr. Havercamp, both bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry. Longtime commercial breeders and owners the Fit...

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Catherine Day Phillips records career best wins in 2017

Updated - 12/12/2017
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After what could be considered rebuilding years in 2013 -2015, Trainer Catherine Day Phillips has once again hit her stride with back to back career high years in the win column at Woodbine. 2016 was a terrific year with 22 wins in 84 starts and earnings of $952,566 for Catherine’s Kingfield Racing Stable and a number of other owners and partnerships that race under the care of her Catherine Day Phillips Racing Stable barn at Woodbine. With 2017 now in the books at Woodbine Catherine’s final tally for the season saw her earn a new career high win total of 24 this year with more than ...

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Dixie Moon Super in the Ontario Lassie Stakes

Updated - 03/12/2017
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Dixie Moon was in good order coming off of a six place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar according to trainer Catherine Day Phillips.  Dixie Moon broke her maiden in her first career start on August 19 this year and earned herself a trip to the Breeders' Cup in California with a close in the G1 Natalma Stakes a month later followed by a win in the Cup and Saucer in October at Woodbine. Despite her tough campaign, the two-year-old Curlin filly, out of Dorothy and Sean Fitzhenry's mare Dixie Chicken (by Rahy), proved her talent when she hung on to win by a nose wit...

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Dixie Moon at Del Mar in California for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Updated - 01/11/2017
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Dixie Moon, with Trainer Catherine Day Phillips and Groom Nicki Brolley in the paddock at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack getting ready for the G1 $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Dixie Moon will start from post position 12 of 16 for the 1 mile event scheduled to run on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:25pm EST. Dixie Moon is a two-year-old filly by Curlin - Dixie Chicken (Rahy) bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry in Ontario. Photo - Todd Phillips...

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Two more wins for Catherine Day Phillips including second straight Stakes win for Mr. Havercamp

Updated - 22/10/2017
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Eminent Force was a determined winner in an Allowance Optional Claiming and Mr. Havercamp romped home by 7 lengths in the Bunty Lawless Stakes to provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with 2 wins on the day both with Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. Today's two wins bring Catherine's total number of wins to 23 so far this season which is one win more than her 2016 career high total of 22 wins. Going one mile on the turf for a purse of $62,300, Eminent Force, claimed on July 30 for owners P.A. Fullerton and Catherine's Kindfield Racing Stable, notched his thirteenth career win in race 2 at W...

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“How Good is Grace and Dignity”

Updated - 18/10/2017
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Two year-old Grace and Dignity notched her second win by speeding to the lead in a $61,000 Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on the Tapeta at Woodbine with race caller Robert Geller asking "Just how good is Grace and Dignity?" Owned by Michael Iavarone, Jules Iavarone, Edward Hart and Bob Sauter, the daughter of Animal Kingdom - Precision Farming by Smart Strike  was bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. Her second win in two care...

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